A mixture of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa and Matt Dillon's tough kid from RUMBLE FISH, male model Sasha Mitchell is the eponymous Spike, a tough Italian street fighter from Brooklyn whose old man is a mafia fall guy doing time in Sing Sing and whose old lady is a spiteful lesbian.
Since his father took a fall to cover for mob boss Baldo Cacetti (played with great energy and guts by Ernest Borgnine), the mobster has vowed to take care of Spike. Spike thinks his future is in the ring, so Baldo gets him a few fights, although he complains that he himself left the boxing game
because "it's too old...too ethnic." Nevertheless, most of the fights Spike wins have be...